Funding Organization: ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF)

PROFILE Total Amount USD 485 million in initial equity contribution Financing Mechanisms Loan Qualifying Projects Adaptation , Mitigation , Technology, Energy , Energy Efficiency , Infrastructures , Renewable Energy , Transport , Urban , Waste Management , Water , Water efficiency Eligibility National and sub-regional projects in Developing Country Members of ASEAN (also AIF shareholders) are eligible for AIF funding. Those countries are: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. Funding Objectives The objective of the AIF is to finance projects that promote infrastructures of development within ASEAN developing country members. AIF aims …

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Funding Organization: ADB Climate Change Fund (CCF)

PROFILE Total Amount USD 50 million Financing Mechanisms Co-financing , Grant , Technical assistance Qualifying Projects Adaptation , Mitigation, Agriculture , Disaster Risk Reduction , Energy , Energy Efficiency , Forestry , Populations & Human Settlements , Renewable Energy , Sustainable Land Management , Transport , Urban , Water Eligibility CCF resources are used to service developing member countries(DMCs) and can be tapped through ADB’s operations department. Funding Objectives In May 2008, the CCF was established to facilitate greater investments in ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs) to effectively address the causes and consequences of climate change. Through CCF, ADB provides grants …

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Funding Organization: ADB Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility (CEFPF)

PROFILE Total Amount Overall target: $250 million Financing Mechanisms Co-financing , Grant , Technical assistance Qualifying Projects Mitigation, Energy , Energy Efficiency , Fuel Switching , Renewable Energy Eligibility CEFPF resources are used to service developing member countries(DMCs) and can be tapped through ADB’s operations department. Funding Objectives This fund provides support for cost effective investments in technologies and practices that result in greenhouse gas mitigation. CEFPF resources are also intended to finance policy, regulatory, and institutional reforms that encourage clean energy development. Financing Mechanisms About 30% of CEFPF’s resources will be used for standalo+ne technical assistance projects and direct charges; …

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Funding Organization: Carbon Market Institute (CMI)

PROFILE Total Amount USD 152 million (Asia Pacific Carbon Fund), USD 115 million (Future Carbon Fund), Technical Support Facility Financing Mechanisms Carbon finance , Co-financing , Technical assistance Qualifying Projects Mitigation, Energy , Energy Efficiency , Fugitive Methane , Low-Carbon , Renewable Energy , Waste Management Eligibility Mitigation, Low-Carbon, Renewable energy, Energy efficiency Funding Objectives The main aim of CMI is to help developing member countries (DMCs) benefit from market-based instruments under the Kyoto Protocol to promote sustainable development, the principle at the base of Agenda 21. Financing Mechanisms Upfront carbon financing through the Asian Pacific Carbon Fund (APCF) for …

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Funding Organization: Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP)

PROFILE Total Amount US$240 million of commitments and pledges received by bilateral donors as per November 2012. Additional commitment of US$80 million on performance-basis. Financing Mechanisms Co-financing , Grant Qualifying Projects Adaptation, Agriculture , Climate-Resilient , Disaster Risk Reduction , Natural Resource Management , Sustainable Land Management , Water Eligibility Existing and new IFAD investment programmes in poor developing countries which are vulnerable to climate impacts. Funding Objectives The Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) was launched by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in 2012 to make climate and environmental finance work for smallholder farmers. A multi-year and …

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Rebates & Tax Incentives: Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

This Federally-funded tax credit is administered by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service was created and enacted in 2008. The law extended the duration of existing solar energy, fuel cell, and microturbine credits by eight years, but was recently scheduled to continue to 2022. The credit has experienced periods of expansion and regression; it was recently amended by The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2015, which extended the expiration date but introduced a scheduled and gradual step down in the value of the credit. However, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 reinstated the tax credit for the remaining technologies that have historically …

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Financing Options: PACE Financing

PACE, also known as Property Assessed Clean Energy, is a popular strategy for financing energy efficiently upgrades or renewable energy installations. Unlike most of the financing options we’ve spotlighted, PACE can be used for residential as well as commercial and industrial property owners. Though much is dependent upon state legislation, PACE can be used to finance building envelope energy efficiency improvements, such as insulation and air sealing, cool roofs, water efficiency products, seismic retrofits, and hurricane preparedness measures. In some parts of the country, commercial PACE can be used to fund new construction projects. Green loans are designed to provide …

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Rebates & Tax Incentives: Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU)—Green for Green Home Rebate

This financial incentive is administered by the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) and is only available within Delaware, but other states offer similar programs. In partnership with the Home Builders Association of Delaware, the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility offers energy efficiency rebate to new home certified by the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) of the Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED). This rebate is also available to homes who have a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) of 59 or less. To qualify for incentives, homes must be built by program-approved builders, and the rebate application bust be submitted by …

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Green Investment Resources: The International Green Construction Code (IgCC)

Understanding the governing bodies behind green and sustainable codes can allow homeowners to reap the benefits of rebates and other tax incentives. The International Green Construction Code, also known as IgCC, is one of those bodies. This code provides a comprehensive set of requirements intended to reduce the negative impact of buildings on the natural environment. The code can be readily used by manufacturers, design professionals, and contractors for a variety of projects in unlimited situations. The IgCC was developed by the International Code Council in association with cooperating sponsors, such as ASTM International and the American Institute of Architects. …

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Green Investment Resources: SRI and Environmental Investment

Green investments are, essentially, investment activities which focus on companies and projects committed to one of the following missions.   The conservation of natural resources The production and discovery of alternative energy sources The implementation of clean air and water projects Any other environmentally conscious business practice   The term, though ubiquitous in nature, applies to a very specific type of investment. Colloquially, a green or environmental investment is one in which the activities, in a popular context, could be considered good for the environment—either directly or indirectly. A green portfolio can include anything from securities and mutual funds to …

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